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ASM, Inc.

  • President & CEO:
    Mikihiko Tsubouchi

URL:http://www.asmi.jp/en/

COMPANY PROFILE

Delivers supermolecule “Slide-Ring Material (SeRM),” the world's first-ever commercialized material that enables molecular topology, the concept of which won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016

ASM, Inc. is a material startup established to commercialize “SeRM” the first-ever polymeric material with movable cross-links. SeRM is the supermolecule that adds various novel functions to polymers, such as toughness, impact resistance, extensibility, and resilience, based on molecular topology without changing fundamental properties.
It enables existing polymers to achieve radical strengthening, and excellent haptics, shape restorability, vibration absorption and heat radiation performance, all of which are expected to be used increasingly. ASM is collaborating with various chemical and material manufacturers.

COMPANY STORY

Origin

“SeRM” invented at The University of Tokyo’s Kohzo Ito Lab, is a platform technology that can revolutionize the world of polymers. The founders including Prof. Ito and UTEC grasped the potentials of the practical applications of this supermolecule, and initiated the company to meet the growing interests of the material industry.

Strength

ASM is the world's only manufacturer of commercialized supermolecule as of today, that enables molecular topology, the concept of which won Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, with its SeRM which has circular structure. The company has exclusive licenses to the related patents from the University of Tokyo. The company adds various novel functions to polymers, such as toughness, impact resistance, extensibility, and resilience, to enable existing polymers to achieve radical strengthening, and excellent haptics, shape restorability, vibration absorption and heat radiation performance.

UTEC value up

UTEC has been actively involved in business planning even from prior to establishing the company. UTEC is also playing a pro-active lead investor role by helping ASM with financial support, team building and management.
  • SMR structure

  • Polyamide modification

  • Developed a heat dissipation sheet

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